May 16, 2011
It seems that pop-ups are popping up all over New York City recently. What’s going on? Or should I say What Happens When? That’s the name of a new pop-up resto that has a nine-month lease on a space in SoHo, and a new menu and theme every month. I visited in April for Movement # 3, inspired by Impressionistic paintings and 1880’s garden parties.
The place was packed and we didn’t sit until 10pm for a 9:30pm reservation (which was all we could get a week before). I was pleased with, but not terribly impressed by the $58 prix fixe menu, which started with the artichoke salad (above).
Took a while to get the waiter to come over so we could ask for silverware. She said to look in the drawer under the table. What?!? Why didn’t I think of that? More annoying than clever.
They surprised us by charging way too much for cocktails and the three of us shared the cheapest bottle of wine they had. We had a lovely time, but not sure it was worth the price in the end ($100 per person).